When comparing HiBob to BambooHR focus on these five key areas required from your HR Platform to discover which is the right one for your business. It's worth remembering that not all HR solutions are born equal!

Growing a business requires a flexible system to meet your specific needs today and then will help you build a successful company in the future.


If it’s increasingly difficult to manage your HR tasks, it’s a sure sign that your company is growing. Whether you’ve realised that Excel sheets aren’t the best way for HR to onboard and manage employees, or you’ve outgrown a legacy system, there is indeed a better way.  Human Resources Information Systems also called Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), were designed to help you manage your company’s growth and its team members.


1. Can BambooHR maximise employee experience?

The role of HR is no longer about headcount and managing human capital. In today’s employment landscape, HR leaders need to build a company culture that engages and retains employees and fosters companionship and commitment.

BambooHR is better than Bob at that.

The BambooHR platform was designed to help HR Teams do great work and by putting people first instead of merely tracking or managing human resources. With its super modern look and feel, BambooHR is designed to empower employees, connect them to your company culture, and maximise their ability to perform. Customisable onboarding workflows let you welcome new joiners to the company with introductions to key people and bits of corporate culture—even before day one—to help them quickly feel at home and minimise first-day jitters. 

BambooHR offers a distinct user-friendly UI that builds and strengthens company culture and brings people together to create meaningful professional and social relationships, whether they work in the corporate office or in the home office. From creating personal social media-style profiles to sharing company news and acknowledging achievements with Kudos posts or Shoutouts, BambooHR offers a holistic company view that motivates employees and keeps them feeling good about their company and their contribution.

2. Can Bob help grow our global, modern organisation?

Business opportunities and talent are often located in multiple corporate offices and home offices worldwide, especially in our COVID-altered new normal. 

BambooHR can do it

BambooHR was designed as a global platform that supports non-traditional organisational structures that characterise today’s COVID-19 workforce. Supporting in-house and remote teams in multiple countries and tracking multiple holiday calendars and currencies,  BambooHR delivers a total view across the business with customisable workflows and fields that let you easily adjust BambooHR to meet local needs and best practices.

Each company site in the BambooHR platform is designed to be part of the whole company entity while offering the flexibility to meet its own unique needs. Individual newsfeeds with local office and country information, relevant key local statistics, and local company news connect the local tribe with the global corporate culture. Even if your business only has one site today, BambooHR scales as you grow, wherever and however you grow.

3. Can Bob streamline your core HR processes?

In dynamic companies, core HR tasks need to be efficient and pain-free to save precious time and minimise employee frustration. In many companies, onboarding and time management can be time-consuming and repetitive. A good HRIS platform like BambooHR should automate and expedite core HR tasks that are a frequent source of dread.

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BambooHR can do it

BambooHR streamlines core HR processes by automating and simplifying approval cycles with just a click on the web or mobile. An intuitive UI eases arduous tasks as the complicated forms of yesteryear become a faded memory. New team members feel welcome and quickly bond with your company’s culture, values, and people through a streamlined, customisable onboarding process. Flexible views of the company’s people directory help new and veteran team members better connect professionally and personally to others.


Simple HR requests are quickly solved for employees while freeing HR to focus on higher-level tasks. Time and absence management are easily tracked via desktop and mobile, in addition to Microsoft Teams and Slack. 

People, teams, and tribes will no longer need to reach an “unresponsive” employee who takes personal time off.  Optional surveys let you closely monitor employee sentiment changes while HR KPIs and talent analytics deliver ad-hoc and pre-set reports with metrics that let you continuously improve HR performance and maximise employee experience.

4. Can Bob solve our business requirements at scale?

No two businesses are alike and your unique culture needs flexible HR technology to help solve the challenges you’ll face as your company grows and changes. Many HRIS solutions are rigid or offer limited flexibility that cannot sustain company growth or scale over time.

BambooHR can do it

The BambooHR platform is exceptionally flexible and lets you customise it according to your business’s specific needs—with minimal assistance from tech support or professional services. BambooHR's ability to handle non-hierarchical organisational structures such as “tribes” makes it easy to manage your people as you quickly grow from a startup to a global enterprise.

Customisable processes, site settings, time-off policies, and workflows allow companies to scale and quickly change their processes as they grow. As a global tool, BambooHR adapts to support local cultures, including national and religious holidays and workplace customs, such as sharing shoutouts or personal announcements—or not. In short, BambooHR delivers what you need, where you need it, and how you need it.

5. Does Bob increase productivity and ease collaboration?

2020 has been the most dynamic year of the 21st century to date. Companies of all sizes are more distributed than ever, with many employees working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A good HRIS needs to help companies overcome disconnected tribes that affect company culture, make people feel isolated, and hinder productivity and collaboration.

BambooHR can do it

Our integrations with leading third-party applications let you continue working the way you prefer while leveraging BambooHR's expertise in maximising employee experience. Native integrations with Deputy, 7Geese, and other specialist HR Recruiting solutions including JazzHR take seconds to deploy.

BambooHR's partners with more than a dozen collaboration systems, connects to thousands of applications through Orchard House CONNECTED, and lets you quickly develop your own custom workflows with BambooHR's open API.

Why choose BambooHR over Bob?

Well 20,000 businesses globally made the right decision why would you buck the trend and go with bob? BambooHR, is the clear market leader and that's supported by all the accolades.  Bob is good but the right choice for dynamic and growing companies is simply BambooHR.  Bob excels in some areas, BambooHR simply does the Job better. BambooHR was designed to connect employees throughout the world to create a great employee experience—wherever you are.

BambooHR puts people first with culture tools that connect in-house and remote employees. Its unique and innovative UI has a distinctly non-technical, fun, social media feel. This makes BambooHR more enjoyable and intuitive to use compared to Bob and other HRIS solutions. BambooHR creates a welcoming environment that inspires people to build great working relationships and keeps them connected to the company, whether they work in a corporate office or a home office. Unlike other systems, BambooHR implementations and daily usage are intuitive and don’t require hard coding or technical knowledge.

BambooHR recognises that some of the most painful company processes for employees can be related to HR tasks. BambooHR's UI, automated processes, and integration with leading third-party tools ease administrative tasks for everyone across the organisation and make even the most mundane work tasks pleasant, intuitive and engaging—and not just for HR admins. 

Why customers choose BambooHR over HiBob?

They don't - or at least not very often.  It's a simple question but why do you think HiBob targets BambooHR negatively and pays more than £30 per click to persuade you it's better, simply - ITS NOT!

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